Eierschale-Dahlem: Dinner with the Scientists

This is post #14 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, continuing on from Thursday, September 20, 2018. I'd figured and re-figured the schedules to get to where the scientists were meeting for dinner, some distance away.  I had to walk to an entirely different subway station, with these scenes on the way. Gate of the train station. … Continue reading Eierschale-Dahlem: Dinner with the Scientists

Marienkirke, Hackescher Market and the Organ Recital

This is post #13 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Love the windows at the station, filled with leaves.  I was trying to get up to the Uniqlo opening at Alexanderplatz, but by the time I got there, all the "first 100 people in line" bags were given out, but the hoopla was… Continue reading Marienkirke, Hackescher Market and the Organ Recital

Alexanderplatz, Thimble Hunting, and the Berlin HauptBahnof

This is post #12 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Lollygagging around in bed Taking a slower start  this morning, I heard this squeaky noise.  Dave had already gone and I was reading all the horrifying news about the Kavenaugh hearings from the US, when the room darkened. Somehow, somewhere, someone had flipped a… Continue reading Alexanderplatz, Thimble Hunting, and the Berlin HauptBahnof

Stack of Pillows and Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church

This is post #11 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. (Continued from this post, Tuesday, September 18th) I need to do a whole post about signs.  Just kidding, but seriously?  Wanna? This sign, right by our elevator, made me ask our hotel desk clerk about our "sleeping" room.  Apparently we'd paid an extra 15… Continue reading Stack of Pillows and Kaiser Wilhem Memorial Church

Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

This is post #9 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. When sitting in my house in California, planning this trip, I read lots of guidebooks, and they all emphasized the idea of "kiez" or neighborhoods, as apparently Berlin is less known for a tight list of "must-see" sights and more of, as Rick Steves'… Continue reading Frau Tulip, Hackescher Hof, and walking around in the Berlin Mitte

The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building

This is post #7 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. The night of the Berlin Marathon, Sunday, September 16th, we visited the Dome atop the Reichstag, the building that contains the German Bundestag.  That legislative body is equivalent to our US House of Representatives.  The dome is built atop the main hall of the… Continue reading The Reichstag, Berlin’s Legislative Building

Berlin Marathon, for both the runners and us

This is post #6 of our Dublin-Berlin trip, Sunday, September 16, 2018. Okay.  In case I was wondering, I am in Germany. Bright and not-so-early, we decided to tackle Berlin for our first day.  The citrus design is from the carpet in our hotel hallways, and the rest of the sights are near our hotel… Continue reading Berlin Marathon, for both the runners and us

Goodbye Dublin, Hello Berlin

This is post #5 of our Dublin-Berlin trip in September 2018. I have a reminder that I am in a different country, whenever I pull up my phone and there is a different language on my screen. I woke up this morning thinking Happy News!  That's the last time I'll ever have to sleep in… Continue reading Goodbye Dublin, Hello Berlin